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    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Joseph A. Hatala conducted by Eileen Hurst. The interview details Hatala's experiences in the army during World War II.
    • Group of newly initiated 'shellbacks.'

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
    • Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Lickwar recorded on 2009 June 13.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Force; B-17 bomber; B-24 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph Lickwar was drafted in 1943. He wanted to join the Army Air Force, and passed the necessary tests to do so. He went to Greensboro, NC for basic training which was primarily physical and then was...
    • Oral history interview with Kevin M. Downey on 2007 Aug. 26

    • United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life; Nuclear submarines;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Kevin M. Downey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000 after graduating from high school. He chose to enlist because his father had also been in the navy, and he knew it would be a good educational experience. ...
    • Oral history interview with Arthur B. Wiknik Jr. recorded 2008 Jun. 13

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Interviews; United States. Army. Infantry; Hamburger Hill, Battle of, Vietnam, 1969;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Arthur Wiknik Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. He was assigned to an infantry unit, and was chosen to go to Non-commissioned Officer Candidate School. He went to Vietnam as a Sergeant. Because...
    • Oral history interview with Leo L. Liberman recorded 2010 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bailey bridges; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944;
    • Interview conducted by Sean Drake. Leo Liberman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 while he was enrolled in college for engineering. He joined in order to be able to choose the branch of service he would be part of. He was sent to Ft. Leonard...
    • Oral history interview with George R. Kelley on 2006 Dec. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Communications, Military; Bomb squad; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Ryan P. Kelley. George R. Kelley enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in July of 1942 upon graduating from high school. Although he originally wanted to join the U.S. Navy, he notes that it was a positive move for...
    • Oral history interview with Bobby E. Mayfield recorded 2006 Nov. 25

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military education; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps; McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
    • Interview conducted by Ruth Evans. Mayfield registered for the selective service in 1969; however, he also wanted to attend college, so he joined the ROTC at Texas A&M. In 1973, Mayfield was commissioned as a signal officer in the U.S. Army, but...
    • Oral history interview with John Tagg recorded 2010 Mar. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bronze Star Medal (U.S.); Purple Heart; United States. Army. Infantry;Yamashita, Tomobumi, 1885-1946; Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944; World War,...
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. John Tagg joined the service for a one year enlistment period before the war began in 1941. Although, he completed his service time, he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1943. He was sent to boot camp in...
    • Oral history interview with Lawrence Young, Sr. recorded  2010 May 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans;Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Owen Rogers. Lawrence Young Sr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1943. He went to basic training and engineer training at Indiantown Gap, Pa. Because of his experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps, he...
    • Oral history interview with Adelard F. Dusseault recorded 2007 May 1

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Air Force; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Military meteorology; Floods -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Nathan Ferrance. Adelard Dusseault enlisted in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1953. He went to basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York. From there he was transferred to Lackland Air Force Base...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Higgins on 2007 Oct. 22.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps;...
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Delvecchio. John J. Higgins enlisted in the Army National Guard's in May of 1940. Before he enlisted he had been part of the Civilian Conservation Corps for fifteen months. Higgins felt this was an advantage to...
    • Oral history interview with Henry Singer recorded 2007 Feb. 5

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; United States. Coast Guard. Officer Candidate School;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Marinaro. Henry Singer joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1964 after receiving a draft notice. He decided on the Coast Guard because he would be eligible for OCS (Officer Candidate School) in this branch of the...
    • Oral history interview with  Lawrence S. Carlton, Jr. recorded 2010 Feb. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- China; Cryptography; Morse code
    • Interview conducted by Martha Campbell. Lawrence S. Carlton was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force in January of 1943 while in his first year at Harvard. He went to Miami Beach, Fla. for basic training, and while there he took an aptitude test...
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Sangster recorded 2010 March 18

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Campbell. Margaret Sangster enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, because there was a lack of jobs in the area in which she lived. She went to basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas, where the women stayed in a...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Juhl recorded on 2009 Apr. 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. John Juhl enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 because he felt a deep obligation to his country. He went to basic training at the training base in Newport, R.I. After completion he tested into a program where he...
    • Oral history interview with Arpad J. Ostheimer recorded 2009 Oct. 7

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Inchon Landing, Inch'ŏn, Korea, 1950;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. Arpad J. Ostheimer enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 just after graduation from high school. He joined because he wanted to learn about aeronautics, and loved airplanes. After basic training in Texas, he...

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